Become A Padi Rescue Diver
Want to learn how to become a PADI rescue diver? PADI is the Professional Association of Diving Instructors, and the rescue diver certification is among the most difficult to achieve. As scuba diving becomes more and more popular, so does the PADI rescue diver certification. Read on to find out how to become a PADI rescue diver.
What you need to become a PADI rescue diver:
- be at least 12 years of age
- be certified as an Emergency First Responder and Secondary Care Giver for first aid
- have PADI Adventure Diver certification
- scuba diving equipment
How to become a PADI rescue diver:
- Get your prerequisites. If you don't already have your Emergency First Responder and Secondary Care Giver certification, then you need to get those before signing up for the PADI rescue diver course. Likewise, you must have your PADI Adventure Diver certification or the equivalent from a different organization.
- Find a location. You can research online whether there is a PADI diving center near to you or within a reasonable driving distance. People generally take the course after work or on weekends, so be prepared to attend for several weeks. If there is not a location near you, consider taking the course while on vacation at a location where the PADI rescue diver certification course is offered.
- Attend the course. The PADI rescue diver course is much more difficult than your previous diving courses and certification. You will need to complete 25 hours of class work as well as do five training dives.
Becoming a PADI rescue diver is a challenge, but it is an attainable goal. You just need to complete your prerequisites and then find a PADI rescue diver course that is convenient for you to attend. Once you complete the classroom work and your field training dives, you'll be able to get the certification you're looking for.